We are so thrilled to see former UNDO Collaborative Studio alum Rebeca Hunt’s film Beba at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival! UnionDocs is delighted to be a presentation partner for the screenings. The screening will take place on JUNE 14 at 5:45PM at Village East. Hailed as “a fascinating self-journal, a work about family, isolation, existing within America, and existing as who you are, that takes no prisoners and leaves plenty of casualties” by Indiewire, this is a film you don’t want to miss!
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Jun 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm
Directed by Rebeca Huntt
Beba by Rebeca Huntt
79 min., 2022
An intimate, impressionistic coming of age tale, Beba is a bildungsroman for the modern era. We follow Afro-Latina filmmaker Rebeca Huntt, the titular Beba, as she takes us on the journey through her experience growing up as “the poorest people on the Upper West Side.” As we watch Beba mature, we experience all the disparate experiences that make up her personhood, from General Trujillo’s ethnic cleansing of father’s homeland of the Dominican Republic to the ivy-marked walls of white privilege at Bard College. Throughout it all, Beba remains at the center, struggling to reckon with the world around her and find her place in it.
Beba, like its heroine and filmmaker, defies genre and categorization, pivoting from experimental art house film to brutally raw documentary within a frame. It’s at once a quintessentially New York story—that of the first generation immigrant family in search of the American Dream—and completely singular, casting an unflinching yet artistic eye at one woman’s journey as she reckons with historical, societal, and intergenerational trauma. Nominated for the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Beba proves that the more specific a story we tell, the more universal an experience we share.
– Chris Murphy
Rebeca Huntt is an Afro-Latina Writer/Director born and raised in New York City. She wrote and directed her first feature-length film, BEBA, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and will be released by NEON in 2022. She premiered her short film “1-800 Lovable” at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, and has also screened at Oaxaca Film Festival, The Tide Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and The Fader Magazine. Rebeca was recently included in DOC NYC’s 40 under 40 list and was a participant in The Gotham Documentary Lab. Rebeca is currently repped by UTA